Well tomorrow is E-Day!
Hi their yes being nervous is normal and part of being mom. We have never had the type of in depth testing that you are having done to your dd. We just did sid testing through our ot. Ours was only about 2 hours long and we had to come back a week latter after all the results were figured out.
David had a lot of fun doing all the testing. I had a lot of paper work to fill out. They did
You both can do it Rachel! I know you girls can! With all your vigor & zest, you're a feisty one!!! I can only imagine that Olivia is just as lovely!..........
I'm so sorry that it's going to be such a long ride, I'm sure that you're armed with tons of things to counter any mini-episodes with! What's really fun is putting toys in paper bags & letting Olivia open them after song #1 is over, song #2 & so on!....
It sounds like an incredibly intense eval & the Children's hospital is renowned! Now, if you don't agree with something they say, don't fear! You know her best & I'm sure you'll speak up!!!.........
Wishing you an elated day that proves to be insightful & productive!...
I'll be thinking of you & awaiting the update!!!! What time is that appt? ......... (I'm guessing your rush hour is 8ish?)
Love to you & hugs onto Olivia!.......xoxo
Colleen~ Mom of Morgan, 10 -- Madison, 6 & Maxwell, 34months!
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But they have "educational classifications", where if they see enough signs of, say, autism, then they can say that they child needs to get therapy and they would struggle to succeed in school without it, and that their educational classification is autism, although no doctor has said so. (Did that make sense?) Anyway, I was just curious about why the timing on the neuro had to be when it wasn't (?) good for you. (I'm just curious.)
But good luck and it is a good thing. Answers and direction are always a good thing. Uncertainty is something we live with a lot, but it is much nicer to know where to go. Also, I find with a definate diagnosis you get a lot more help from the schools, they are a lot more willing to work with you. I hope all goes well.
I just wanted to wish you and Olivia luck tomorrow. I can completely empathize with what you are going through right now. I am actually having Adam evaluated by a psychologist on Thursday, the day after your evaluation, to see if he is on the spectrum or not. Someone is coming through EI to the house and it is supposed to be between two and a half to three hours. My friend who has two autistic daughters and a son who may be on the spectrum recommended that I have her do the eval. I'm really nervous also. I have had thoughts for a while that he may be on the spectrum, but then I think about the things that he does which suggest he is not. I just need an answer one way or another, although I think in my case I may not receive one. He is only eighteen months old right now and I don't think it will be a clear-cut decision. So on one hand I dread receiving a bad diagnosis immediately and on the other, I dread having to wait even longer to find out.
Anyway, sorry to go on about me. Make sure if you don't agree with something they say, that you speak up which I'm sure that you would do anyway. Hope the trip to Boston isn't too painful. That is great that you're going to the Children's Hospital. Good luck again!
-Debbie (mom of 18-month-old Adam)
Thank you Dawn for the thought today, I could feel them the whole 2 hour trip, yes that is what I said.
Hey thanks for the positive thoughts, our trip was very long but Olivia did very well in the car.
It is not part of the qualification process, but it is easier to get the services you need when you have an official diagnoses from a professional, especially from a facility like Children's.
Thanks Michele I appreciate your well wishes, and welcome again!